August 09, 2014

Review: Rebel by Skye Jordan

Sassy, smart, and sexy, former supermodel-turned-tech guru Rubi Russo has it all—looks, money, confidence and freedom. Her life is a whirlwind of fast cars and fleeting affairs—and she likes it that way. With a past like Rubi’s, forever isn’t part of her vocabulary. So when studly Renegade stuntman Wes Lawson wants to take their friendship to the next level, she’s all out.

Raised a simple country-boy, Wes knows the brazen Rubi isn’t his type. But after spending time with her, he discovers she’s everything he’s ever wanted in a woman. To win her wild rebel heart, he’ll have to prove he sees behind her smokescreen to all the goodness she tries to hide. Then it’s just a matter of crushing her fears, shattering her barriers, and convincing her that loving him is everything she’s been missing in her life, too.

Piece of cake.


Rebel by Skye Jordan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 with whipped cream on top STARS

Fast cars, even faster bikes, puppies, ice cream and a seductive dance between two friends who want a lot more than friendship from each other. Need any more reasons to read this book? Oh, you go:

I'm so blissfully happy I don't even know how to process it. One thing is for sure the Renegades boys are on my all-time-favourite-feel-good-and-make-me-smile romance book list - with whipped cream on top. It's a brand new list, btw. Very little competition.

“I’ll never look at Triple Chocolate the same way again.”

At this point I have an almost unhealthy obsession with this series but still...I regret nothing. Ms. Jordan writes some panty melting sex scenes, she has a way to make sparks fly out of the book or even put your kindle on fire (mine was actually dead halfway through the book...I'm guessing overheated) and on top of that she writes just lovely romance stories that make your heart melt. And did I mention strong female characters? Yeah, she does that as well. No mindless wimps in this book.

“Oh, man," he breathed. "Say polar transmission and force sensors again. That fucking turns me on.”

In Skye Jordan's first book Reckless, Wes and Rubi played a big part as Jax and Lexi's best friends. Thanks to that relationship they start to spend a lot of time together and become fast friends.

But if you remember that first meeting in Reckless you might also recall the shameless flirting, funny banter and out of this world chemistry between these two. Well, let's just say...they take it to a whole nother level in this book.

Rubi Russo is a highly intelligent woman; she is feisty, knows what she wants and takes what she needs. She used to work with Lexi as a model when they were younger, but now she owns a ...well I guess you could call it a computer firm? Rubi is a genius when it comes to programming. She develops apps and other little helpful things.

“It’s easy to screw around with people you don’t care about. There’s nothing at stake. But playing that game with someone who fills a special place in your life? Someone who could leave a hole in your heart if he vanished? That’s a huge risk. Even more so to a woman who is extremely sensitive.”

She is also the daughter of Rudolpho Russo, a ruthless billionaire business man who never really cared for Rubi. For him she was a mistake he had to endure and take care of.

A negligent father, a dead mother and fear of abandonment dominated Rubi's whole life until Lexi came into it. I love how Ms. Jordan portrays their friendship. They go through ups and downs and there is not a thing in this world that could destroy this relationship. Also, Lexi is a very good hobby shrink and sets both Rubi and Wes on the right path on more than one occasion.

“I’ve discovered there’s nothing sexier than a sweet country boy turned naughty.”

Wes Lawson is a country boy, with a southern charm, a degree in engineering and a knack for motorcycles. To his family’s dismay he decided years ago that his life needed more adventure than a desk job somewhere in Missouri. He is a rebel. Well, what do you know...that's just how I like my book-boyfriends.

That is how he becomes a stuntman, befriends Jax, works for the Renegades and eventually meets Rubi in her blood red Ferrari! Good times all around.

Did I mention that Wes likes Rubi?

Well, now you know. And the feeling is actually mutual...there is only one little problem... Rubi only does one-night stands. Oh dear. Commitment issues.

But fear not. These crazy kids have a solution for the problem:

“Sex when we want to fuck and friends the rest of the time.”

Yeah, right. Because friends-with-benefits always works out just fine for both parties. LOL.

Despite this somewhat cliché idea Rubi and Wes actually have a really complex relationship. They respect each other and cherish the friendship they already established, so neither wants to compromise that with a wrong decision, but when a harmless look sizzles like it does between Wes and hearts stay intact for long. ;P

And who would have thought that Triple Chocolate Swirl Häagen-Dazs is the answer to all problems?

“I’m gonna get you naked...and I’m going to taste every inch of your body...and I’m going to make love to you until you beg me to stop.”

I feel like I need to make myself clear one more time. This book is scorching hot and you need to read it ASAP! You can thank me later!

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